5 Key Trends | New Season Footwear | Autumn Winter 2022 (Part 2)

Welcome Back to Part 2 of our series; What’s trending for Autumn Winter footwear 2022. In our previous Blog Post we focused on the rising trend of 'The Loafer', the renaissance of 'Knee-High Boots' and the versatility of the 'Combat/Military/Biker Boot'. In Part 2 of this series we are delighted to share two additional AW footwear trends, the swell in popularity of the Lug Sole and the welcome return to Dressy Heel Boots.


 4. Dressy Heel Boots


After two previous winters of Covid Restrictions and lockdowns, the ardour to don a pair of dressy heel boots has never seemed more desirable. We all relish in the anticipation and excitement of an Autumn Winter season packed with seasonal festivities, off-duty celebrations, and surprise ad hoc social gatherings! If you want to turn up the glam factor this Autumn Winter, then donning a great pair of dressy boots should feature centre stage as part of your catwalk ensemble. A sure crowd-pleaser and all-time sizzling favourite is the style and panache of the stiletto heel boot which is very much in for AW22.  As Bella Gerard, fashion write for Stylecaster.com so eloquently highlights in her article, '4 Boot Trends For 2022 That Are Soon To Be All Over Instagram' (August 2022)

“First up on the list is a trend for my girls who love a heeled moment but haven’t worn actual heels since pre-pandemic. Skinny-heeled boots are very much in, but it’s up to you whether you choose to go with sky-high stilettos or sweet, skinny kitten heels.” 

A stiletto heel has wide appeal and looks equally chic for both everyday and evening wear. If you want to up your sassiness factor, why not add a bit of bling in the form of silver embellishment or some jewellery accessory to your heel choice.

Our Finn Footwear sock stiletto heel ankle boot by Tamaris Style 25308-29 007 is the perfect dressy boot option this season and a real winner for your Autumn Winter shoerobe Collection. The stiletto heel with a slightly flared out base is very chic boasting style and sophistication for any girl who loves a heeled moment! The statement- making details of jewelled black accessory and pointed toe, adds to the overall elegance of this boot. The Tamaris TOUCH-IT Feel soft foot bed responds to the individual shape of your foot and ensures ideal wearer comfort. Pair with long flowy skirts, leather pants or skintight jeans for that dressy night out on the town. Investing in this boot now will take you all the way through to the Christmas season and beyond!

Tamaris Ladies Heel Ankle Boot 25308-29 007

In keeping with the desire for a stiletto heel ankle boot with elegant silhouette and sharp lines, we are thrilled to present our Marco Tozzi V cut Heel Shoe Boot in two colours: Black Style 25019 29 001 and Taupe style 25019 29. If you want to add a sharp, sassy edginess to any outfit then this is a great choice for you. This style comes in an elegant faux suede with a rear heel zip, stiletto heel, pointed toe, and ultra-chic V shape cut along the upper. This is the perfect 'Glamour Girl' shoe boot combining the quintessential mix of ‘Classiness and Sassiness’ in one unique style and design. The scalloped edging on the upper adds the finishing touches to this delightful shoe boot choice. If you want the elegance of a high heel shoe but the look and feel of a sassy boot, then this is a ‘Must-Have’ style for you!

Marco Tozzi Ladies V Cut Shoe Heel Boot 25019 29 001

Tamaris Style 25316 805 in Navy or Black Style 25316 001 is a stunning dress boot choice for a night out on the town. At 85mm in height, it has a hidden platform and the patented Tamaris TOUCH-IT soft foot bed for added comfort. The stylish Symmetrical V cut shape of this ankle boot oozes style and elegance. If you want to update your ankle boot collection with a stunning winter favourite, then look no further. This style looks great with dresses, skirts, skinny jeans, or a tight leather pants.

Tamaris Ladies Ankle Heel Boot 25316 805

If you prefer a shiny neutral option this boot is also available in Taupe, one of the seasons hottest new shades. It will go with just about everything in your Autumn Winter Wardrobe! 

Tamaris Ladies Heel Ankle Boot 25306 341

In our previous blog post we highlighted the renaissance of knee-high boots for Autumn Winter 2022. To be honest there is nothing sexier than a pair of second skin, dressy knee-high heel boots to add that touch of classiness and sassiness to your Autumn Winter outfit! New to our collection and one of our personal favourites for the season is our Caprice Ladies Knee High Stretch Heel Boot Style 25514 401. This boot comes in a crisp cream colourway, just perfect to add that look of sharp winter freshness to any ensemble. We particularly like this look when paired with winter dresses and flowy miniskirts, but this style works equally as well when worn with skinny jeans and a chunky sweater cardigan or blazer. The suede effect and pointed toe adds a degree of elegance to this boot which gives it a real dressy sophisticated appearance. If you find standard knee-high boots restrictive on the calf, then this knee-high boot is the one for you. Designed as a pull on, the stretch fabric in this style ensures it forms snuggly but comfortably to your leg.

Caprice Ladies Knee High Stretch High Heel Boot 25514 401

 5. The Lug Sole 

As one fashion writer recently quoted for fashion Magazine TheGloss.ie 

 “You can’t walk down the street without seeing a pair of lug-sole boots right now”

 This is reiterated by Stylecaster.com who state

"Lug soles are here to stay and will most likely last a few more seasons!"

And it is so true! The swell in popularity of the lug sole is readily understood whether it appears as the sole of a knee-high boot, an ankle boot or a chunky loafer. Its functionality and versatility make it a clear winner in terms of what to buy this season. Fashion Writer for Vogue Magazine, Laura Jackson describes the lug sole both in terms of its profile and its appeal as well as its popularity in her recent article ‘It’s Time to Start Shopping Lug Sole Boots for Fall.’ (August 2022)

“The lug sole boot features a toothy rubber sole, indented for traction, which is ideal for navigating a rainy fall day or even winter’s snowy wintry mixes. And while it does have roots in functionality, that doesn’t mean they aren’t great for everyday wear or even on special occasions like, say, fashion week. Per Bella, lug sole boots look just as great when paired with daintier items of clothing like a fall maxi dress, a floral printed blouse, or even a light-wash baggy jean. The lug sole toughens up any look to perfection".
We are delighted to showcase our Finn Footwear range of 'Lug Sole' options this season. So, let’s introduce some of our Top Picks!

Fall in love with our Spanish brand Unisa this Winter, combining comfort and elegance in a range of new season styles. This Spanish company really know who to showcase the lug sole in all its glory!

If you are in search of a smart casual day-time ankle boot, then try our Unisa Frades Ladies Rubber ankle boot available in neutral Taupe. This Rubber Chelsea boot features a removable and ergonomic insole that reduces walking fatigue and recycled side gussets for added comfort. A Respilon nanofiber membrane provides protection against the cold and moisture.
      Unisa Frades Ladies Rubber Ankle Boot

If you wish to combine the comfort of a lug sole with the fashion and style of a sock boot in a mid-calf length, then our Unisa Aynar Ladies Mid-Calf Stretch Boot in Navy strikes the right note. This wellington style ankle boot with sock embroidered Unisa Logo comes with the classic non-slip rubber sole. With a super soft removable insole for reduced walking fatigue, this boot provides the perfect mix of style and comfort in one of the season’s hottest new trends, the mid-calf length ankle boot.

Unisa Aynar Ladies Mid Calf Stretch Boot

Alternatively, our Unisa Jogin Ladies Mid-Calf Biker boot in a mix of leather and textile comes in Taupe and Black with a striking lug sole in the ever-trending chunky platform style! A frontal zip makes this boot easy to slip on and off. Its Respilon nanofiber membrane shields against the cold and provides an ideal foot climate. This boot is warm, breathable, long- lasting and comfortable.

Unisa Jogin Ladies Mid Calf Biker Boot

If you are searching for a lug sole knee-high option, then our Unisa Jerum Ladies Knee High Stretch Boot is just for you. This boot is fabricated from genuine leather, comes in timeless Black and has a matching colour stretch fabric all along the shaft. Produced using nanofibers this boot provides the optimum foot climate solution in the form of a stay-dry, breathable, stylish boot choice. Light, super flexible, non-slip track sole, with a 2.3 cm platform and a 6 cm high heel, this boot looks fabulous when paired with a dainty floral mini skirt and leather biker jacket or why not don with skinny jeans and long sherpa shacket!

Unisa Jerum Ladies Knee High Stretch Boot

 Click Here to check out our full range of Unisa Footwear this season

If you are sold on the funkiness and comfort of the lug sole but prefer to don a shoe instead of a boot, then our Marco Tozzi chunky style loafers are the perfect choice for you. Remember we highlighted the preppy loafer as one of the season’s hottest NEW trends in Part 1 of this blog post series? so don’t forget to go back and review that blog post for a refresher! 
Least you think that Unisa own the market on lug soles then think again, our Remonte and Rieker Collections also offer some great options for Autumn Winter in a Chelsea Ankle boot style with the hallmark lug sole for traction and comfort.

In a recent article by Jolynneshane.com ‘5 Fall 2022 Shoe Trends to Wear this Season’ she states

“Lug sole boots, especially the Chelsea boot style with the goring on the sides became really popular over the last few seasons, and they’re still going strong."

Our Remonte Ladies Chelsea Ankle Zip Flat Boot Style D8694-64 in neutral beige comes with side zip and gussets for easy access and comfort. Wear with skinny jeans or chunky tights and mini skirt for a laid back all day comfortable casual look.

Remonte Ladies Ankle Zip Flat Boot D8694-64

Equally desirable is our Rieker Ladies Chelsea Ankle Boot Style M3845-00. Combining all the classic comforts and quality of Rieker antistress technology, this boot offers the best level of support, flexibility, and durability. The lug sole for stability and comfort together with a fleece lining will ensure your feet stay warm and toasty. If you want to invest in a staple lug sole boot for this season then this Rieker style is a very worthy candidate!

Rieker Ladies Chelsea Ankle Flat Boot M3845-00

Marco Tozzi's collection fails to disappoint in terms of offering lug sole styles and options. One of our Season’s personal favourites is the Marco Tozzi Ladies Chelsea Flat Ankle Boot Style 25484 765. This is a chunky Chelsea style ankle boot that comes in a gorgeous Dark Forest Green colourway with elasticated gussets and pull-on heel tab for easy access. It is the perfect 'Go to' comfort casual boot for the season. Marco Tozzi not only appear stylish, but the workmanship is also exquisite. The easy-care upper is a fine leather which makes it breathable and easy to care for. This is a classic casual boot AND a real conversation starter for the season! Pairs perfectly with skinny jeans and dresses. Invest in a pair to add that 'funky chunky' vibe to your Autumn Winter 2022 season.

Marco Tozzi Ladies Chunky Chelsea Flat Ankle Boot 25484 765

We hope you've enjoyed reading Part 2 of our Blog Post series 5 Key Trends | New Season Footwear | Autumn Winter 2022. Remember to choose Finn Footwear for all your footwear needs this Winter. We are always at the ready to take your calls and answer your questions!

Don't forget to Spread the Word by sharing our Posts from our Blog 'Between Shoe and Me'. Stay tuned for future posts on ‘Footwear Trends', 'New Season Styles, 'How to Tips' and All Things Shoe!

Cheers Austin & Paul!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.